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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What purpose does the initial introduction to "Stop-Time's" supporting characters serve for other chapters?
(a) Takes away from the author's main purpose for having them in the text.
(b) Gives a partial perspective, in which they unfold later in the text in great detail.
(c) Gives background information on the author.
(d) Supports the author's initial character.

2. In what season did the author's friendship blossom, in Chapter 3?
(a) Wintertime.
(b) Spring.
(c) Fall.
(d) Summertime.

3. What did the author and the other boys accuse Ligget of being?
(a) A bigot.
(b) Funny.
(c) Fat.
(d) A racist.

4. According to the prologue, when did the author find himself racing home?
(a) After work.
(b) In the middle of the night.
(c) After school.
(d) Before dinner.

5. What does the author recall in the final section of Chapter 1?
(a) His mom singing.
(b) His dad's voice.
(c) Waking in a white room filled with sunshine.
(d) His childhood friend.

6. What was the prize for the competition the author and Tobey competed in?
(a) A silver pistol.
(b) A stuffed animal.
(c) Cotton candy.
(d) Free tickets to other rides at the carnival.

7. What does the author describe being blurred in the final section of Chapter 1?
(a) The author's perspective.
(b) The author's opinion.
(c) The author's vision.
(d) The author's memory and present life.

8. Where did the author go the day he parted with his friend in Chapter 3?
(a) His dad's.
(b) His maternal grandmother's.
(c) His paternal grandmother's.
(d) His sister, Alison's.

9. In Chapter 3, what did the author note about Jean in their debate?
(a) He was narrow-minded.
(b) He was intellectually manipulative.
(c) He had little valid arguments.
(d) He was witty.

10. What does the prologue offer the reader?
(a) An excuse to read more.
(b) Describe's the author's visions.
(c) A sense of the author as a human being.
(d) A background on the author's family.

11. In Chapter 3, what did Jean need first in order to manifest his idea of making money?
(a) Equipment.
(b) A bulldozer.
(c) Seed money.
(d) Land.

12. What is understood about the author and his perception of the people he introduces in Chapters 2 and 3?
(a) He hates them.
(b) He loves and feels supports from them.
(c) He understands the people more while writing about them, rather than when he was living it.
(d) He needs them.

13. Where did Jean travel to get the things he needed to begin his plans of making money in Chapter 3?
(a) South.
(b) North.
(c) Up the road.
(d) West.

14. What did the author and Tobey ride when the author went with Tobey's family in Chapter 6?
(a) Bumper cars.
(b) A Ferris wheel.
(c) Go carts.
(d) The Scrambler.

15. What does the author feel is necessary to be interrupted?
(a) People speaking.
(b) Incorrect grammar.
(c) The order of life.
(d) The order of the universe.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author describe his time with his friend in Chapter 3?

2. How old was the author when his father died?

3. Where did the author take refuge after he and Tobey stopped exploring together?

4. Who of the following was NOT an important person to the author's childhood?

5. What did the frightening experience the author recalled at the end of Chapter 2 do for him?

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